Despite being nearly six years old, it was September 2015 that was the case Dieselgate it does not give peace to Volkswagen, which almost every day has to come to terms with a past that is much more current than one can imagine. This time, however, good news arrives for the coffers of the German company: it seems that the former CEO of the Volkswagen group Martin Winterkorn has agreed to pay 10 million euros in damages to the Wolfsburg brand after the latter accused him of violating his duty of care.
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Notably, Winterkorn was blamed for failing to clarify in a complete and timely manner to the board of directors of which he was number one the circumstances behind the use of illegal software installed in 2.0l TDI diesel engines sold in the North American market between 2009 and 2015. His resignation as head of the German company dates back to a few days after the Dieselgate scandal came to the surface and immediately declared that he was not aware of any wrongdoing. Volkswagen has never believed in this version, asking him several times for damages: now it seems that, according to what was reported by Reuters, the former number one of the brand can sign within the end of the week an agreement with Volkswagen’s top management and other former executives. The German carmaker’s supervisory board will meet to discuss the deal over the weekend.